Welcome to The Caretakers' Website. The No.1 resource for School Caretakers, providing a variety of services for Site Staff & Caretakers throughout the UK. We are home to a unique online community of Caretakers. Through our friendly forums, Caretakers can get advice, share information, swap tips and keep in contact with other Caretakers. We are a non-profit making website run by a dedicated team of volunteer Caretakers who all offer their time free of charge in the pursuit of helping others and improving standards in our profession. There has been a lot of bad press about caretakers over recent years and through our website and community, we would like to think we can change the public perception of caretakers, just a little.
Caretakers really do "CARE". They care about their school environment and they care about the pupils, staff and visitors in their schools. The nature of the work means that caretakers often put the care of others before themselves. So, we also offer Health and Safety and other advice to make their job safer.
Caretakers are often taken for granted by other staff, their work often goes un-noticed (until the caretaker forgets to do something) and the pay rarely reflects the awesome responsibility they have. We are here to support caretakers in every way possible and to help raise their self-esteem.
We are not here just for School Caretakers! Although our primary aim is to provide support and information to Caretakers, an increasing number of other School Support Staff find the information we provide on our pages useful too.
We welcome lunchtime supervisors, admin staff, bursars, special needs providers, welfare staff, school nurses, crossing patrol (Lollipops), classroom assistants, support technicians, cleaners and many others. We like to help support the support staff too.
Thank you for visiting our website. Please feel free to explore our pages using the links above. If you like what you see and you would like to take part, then consider joining our friendly forum.
What will you find on our website?
Latest Caretaking and Educational News - Our team of News Editors will bring you all the very latest caretaking and educational news from around the UK. From press releases, new caretaking products and important stories about working in schools, you will read about it here first.
Guides for Caretakers - You will find a wide range of guides written by real school caretakers. The guides cover many aspects of our work and are written in a language you can understand. Written by School Caretakers, for School Caretakers.
Caretakers' Forum - Exchange ideas, swap tips and keep in contact with other caretakers. By registering with us, you will gain access to a host of helpful site features. A subscription is just £1.25 per month (or £15.00 per year).
Online Training For Caretakers - The Caretakers' Website has teamed up with Shout Out Safety to offer accredited online training for Caretakers'. We offer Asbestos Awareness, Manual Handling, Working at Heights and Essential COSHH Awareness training.
Support Company A-Z Directory - If you are looking for quality products or services for your school, then our Support Company A-Z directory is for you. If you provide a service or offer products to schools and would like to be included in our Support Company A-Z, then contact us. For a one off donation, you can have a permanent listing on our website. We also design and publish a banner which randomly displays on all our pages.
Gallery of Past and Present Forum Members - View our gallery of past and present forum members under the Fun Stuff section.
Caretakers Message - Listen to a message by our mascot Mr Grumpy the Caretaker.
These are just a few of the services we provide. Please use the links above to explore our website.